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    I got Siri to be able to pull up Tapatalk, but that's the only app I have managed so far...

    A guy at work comes up to me today and says "I heard you talking to your phone about snakes yesterday..." (I was trying to get Siri to open my favorite snake forum!)
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    For some reason I'm not able to get this to work at all. I've tried entering a variety of names. For instance I changed the name Airplane Mode to Overboard. Tired first name, last name, and both. I'm assuming the url goes in the "home page" field.

    Siri continues to say "I don't know what you mean by ___". I've tried Airplane Mode, Wifi, Safari, and Bluetooth all with the same results.

    What am I doing wrong?
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    Could you have used google exchange instead of iCloud for the contact? I've seen strange stuff when using google sync with Siri.

    I found I could launch Tomtom with tomtomhome://

    Is there a way I can find the code that works when it isn't obvious from guessing the URL?
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    Great info will subscribe. Thanks.
    Last edited by skier1960; 11-13-2011 at 05:19 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoalieEd View Post
    Could you have used google exchange instead of iCloud for the contact? I've seen strange stuff when using google sync with Siri.
    How do I set an individual contact to sync with iCloud? My company has MobileIron on the phone so that my contacts, emails, and calendar will sync with our exchange server. I'd like to also set up an alias contact for myself that doesn't sync to exchange so that I could define people other than just my spouse.
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    I'm a novice here, but what I've done is enable the contacts via iCloud settings then when I enter the contact apps I get the option of picking my exchange contacts or iCloud contacts or a combined list. I pick the iCloud one and then press "new contact" and enter.
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    Using the iCloud contact I've been able to add my brother/father and so on.

    Do a search for Siri google contacts and there will be a link for a workaround.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InsidePassage View Post
    For some reason I'm not able to get this to work at all. I've tried entering a variety of names. For instance I changed the name Airplane Mode to Overboard. Tired first name, last name, and both. I'm assuming the url goes in the "home page" field.

    Siri continues to say "I don't know what you mean by ___". I've tried Airplane Mode, Wifi, Safari, and Bluetooth all with the same results.

    What am I doing wrong?
    Maybe it's how you ask Siri? In my phone, I have a contact named Airplane Mode, Airplane Mode.

    What can I help you with?

    Airplane Mode.

    I'm sorry Nanci, I'm afraid I can't do that.

    Call Airplane Mode.

    I don't have a phone number for Airplane Mode Airplane Mode.

    (Brings up contact info)

    Contact Airplane Mode.

    OK, here's that contact.

    (Brings up contact info)

    Launch airplane mode.

    I'd like to, Nanci, but I'm not allowed to. Sorry about that.
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    New contact: Change Brightness

    "Change Brightness."

    I can't make changes to your contacts, Nanci. You can do it in the Contacts app, though.

    (Brings up contact info for Change Brightness).

    "Brightness."

    Here's that contact information:

    (Brings up contact info for Change Brightness).
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    Nature Space

    Naturespace://
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    Remember what you call the contact is irrelevant. Just make it something you remember and something that does not have another function for Siri. If you call the brightness one "change brightness" then Siri will think you want her to modify that contact.

    Try something like "lights"
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    thanks, great tip
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    BGR rumor is saying that iOS 5.1 will include new siri functionality to access some system items - like take picture, and turn wifi on/off...
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    I got all of the to work, had to change a few names but thank you!

    So sad this isn't just included in the iOS but I am sure it will be there in the future!


    The iPhone 4S is my first iPhone and I love it!!!

    Thanks!!
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    Default Re: Use Siri to access system preferences

    i've entered the name AIRPLANE into the contact ... and that works fine when i select the URL .... but how can I get it to actually turn it on ... I've tried putting &YES? at the end ... but it only takes me to the airplane mode where i have to manually press the on button ??
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    Default Re: Use Siri to access system preferences

    Quote Originally Posted by bsia View Post
    i've entered the name AIRPLANE into the contact ... and that works fine when i select the URL .... but how can I get it to actually turn it on ... I've tried putting &YES? at the end ... but it only takes me to the airplane mode where i have to manually press the on button ??
    ​I don't think Siri can do that at this time, but I could be wrong.
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